|If the link is down, try later, especially in Cuba! Hay apagones...|
Cuban sites are typically denoted by a domain name which ends in ".cu". You can actually get a list of sorts by searching with Alta Vista and searching for "domain:.cu" which will give you all domains (URLs) that have a ".cu" in them. As of January, '99, there were over 5300 pages, as of January, 2003, there were 126,000, a 24 fold increase. However, it is not clear how many sites this represent. On Google in 2003, using "y site:.cu" (since you have to look for something in Google, we look for "y" which is "and"), we get 155,000 responses. Google makes an effort in its first pass to limit the results to at most 2 per site. In 2007, this has jumped to 1,960,000!
Meanwhile, you can use "domain:.cu" as one of your search terms to find info on Cuban web pages in alta vista and "site:.cu" on Google.
There is a certain tendency in Cuba to say, "we are all Cubans here." So it's hard to find a Cuban site that specializes in AfroCuban culture. See "On the use of 'afrocubano' in Cuba" for more on this issue.
The Cubans have a number of interesting sites, some of which are bilingual (marked Eng,
Esp below). If the site is down, that may well be because their server or
electricity is down (un apagon!), so try again later.
The Web of Cuba
CENIA Internet (Esp)
The Ministry of Culture (Esp)
Convention Bureau (Esp)
Business in Cuba
Business Tips on Cuba
Banco de Idea Z
This site appears affiliated with Havana Club, a Cuban product. Its
administrative domain registration is in Paris, France.
Education in Cuba
Cuban Television On-Line
Granma (Esp, in Cuba)
Noticiero de CUBAVISION Internacional - Daily (Esp)
Opciones - Weekly (Esp)
Prensa Latina News Agency - Daily (Eng, Esp)
Radio Habana Cuba - Daily (Eng, Esp)
Regla Municipal Museum (Esp)
Cuba's On-line record store: Egrem, Artex, Bis Music, Caribe Production (Esp)
Cuban Music Portal
Music Catalog at CubaWeb (Esp, Eng)
Pinar del Rio - music groups
Portada de Musica - sitio de Cultura
Tropicana Internacional (Esp, Eng)
CULTURAL YORUBA DE CUBA
Some Cubans will actually tell you that specifying anything as "afrocuban" or "black" is racist, as there is no black or white, just people....
Out of the 5300+ pages in Cuba, as of 3/10/99, 5 had the word "afrocubano"
and 7 have the word "afrocubana," paralleling the well known "invisible
man" syndrome in the more traditional Cuban medias of TV and film. However,
this is changing in the traditional media... and there are a number of sites which have a
heavy dose of "Cuban" culture, which of course is largely "afrocubano"
even if that word is not used! As of 7/10/99, the number with "afrocubano"
went up to 12 and the number with "afrocubana" up to 21... Of course we have to
remember that the word afrocubano is more of a learned word, a lot of folks would say
"negro," or "prieto," or other words. But if you do a search for
negro, you will get everything that is called black, so that may not be worth doing.
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